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School Counsellor - Full-time

Thamesview School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5407-362S
  • Posted:06/07/2020
  • Pay:KR9 Pt 31 - 36
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:17/07/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:21st/22nd July 2020


School Counsellor


37 hours a week (5 days)

Term time only - 39 wks per year (including Staff Development Days)

Kent Range 9, Point 31 – Point 36 £29,446 to £33,510 pa

Pro rata £25,552.20 - £29,078.88 pa



Do you want to join a thriving Kent school? Thamesview School are seeking to appoint a School Counsellor to support the smooth running of the pastoral system. This will include providing a high-quality counselling service to students experiencing a wide range of emotional problems, liaising with parents/carers to provide support, guidance and advice, and also providing support and advice to the School regarding the best options to support students.


We are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for our students and to supporting our staff through excellent CPD opportunities. 


Our ideal candidate will:

  • have experience of working with students in an educational setting
  • have good knowledge of Health Needs affecting young people
  • hold a counselling qualification
  • relate well to students
  • have good attendance and punctuality record
  • be able to liaise and communicate effectively with staff and students
  • be confident to work independently and multi task in a range of areas
  • have a cheerful disposition, show confidence and contribute ideas to work within a team
  • GCSE or equivalent in English and Mathematics in grade A* to C.


To apply please submit your application form with your reasons for wanting this position, together with evidence of why you are suitable for the role, and how you have developed your skills in previous roles in readiness for this position.


If you are interested in finding out more about this position please visit our website www.thamesviewsch.co.uk or email our HR Manager on k.mcgowan@thamesview.kent.sch.uk 


Closing Date:       17th July 2020 at 9am

Interviews:           21st/22nd July (TBC)


CVs without an application form will not be accepted.


Appointment to this post is subject to a criminal background check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Thamesview School operates a no smoking policy.

Information about the school

Thamesview School is a place where every member of school is encouraged to have the highest aspirations in their personal and academic lives. Our students are encouraged to become globally aware citizens who embrace high moral standards.

We place Teaching and Learning at the very core of everything we do and are committed to empowering students to become:

• aspirational • confident in learning • adaptable • creative • responsible

Our school emphasises the importance of core skills and the importance of the fundamental skills involved, particularly in English and maths, and in all other curriculum areas. Our rich curriculum enables each student to make progress on a pathway which is right for them. This means that the school offers both academic and vocational qualifications so that each individual is fully prepared to maintain strong habits of learning throughout their lives and to be fully prepared to participate in society as lifelong learners.

Thamesview School cares for its students so that everyone feels safe and is able to learn. Our ethos of care and respect permeates through every aspect of school life. Students are encouraged to act with integrity and honesty in every aspect of their lives and to ensure that they leave school with a tenacity to succeed and willingness to make positive contributions to our society.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.